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Commemorating the Lovings and their courage

A state historical marker in Downtown now commemorates the landmark Loving v. Virginia case, which resulted in laws banning interracial marriage being overturned in Virginia and 16 other states. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, were ...

2 national conferences coming to Richmond

Richmond is becoming common ground for liberals and conservatives. This weekend, hundreds of anti-war activists are expected to flood into Downtown to push their agenda of bringing the troops home and silencing war drums in the administration.

Cultural historian Anthony Browder to speak at 3-day Juneteenth celebration

Cultural historian and Egyptologist Anthony T. Browder will kick off Richmond’s three-day, “Juneteenth 2017, A Freedom Celebration” this weekend by leading a symposium on the historical and genetic connections between people who live along the Nile River in Africa and ...

3 Richmond students receive first scholarships honoring Alicia Rasin

Three graduating seniors in Richmond are recipients of the first scholarships named in honor of the late Alicia Rasin, the city’s longtime “ambassador of compassion” who assisted families of homicide victims.

Personality: Gigi Amateau

Gigi Amateau was born in Mississippi, the same year President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That’s the landmark law that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin.

Generations of blacksmithing history to be celebrated June 10

Following the Civil War, Henry Jackson did not hold out any hope that the U.S. government would honor its promise of 40 acres and a mule to former enslaved African-Americans.

March for Truth makes stand

More than 600 people gather in Capitol Square last Saturday to call for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and Russia’s ties to President Trump, his 2016 campaign and his administration and

Bill Cosby, TV’s favorite dad, goes on trial

Andrea Constand told a packed Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday that she could feel Bill Cosby’s hands on her body, but the drugs in her system would not let her stop him.

Personality: Lawrence D. ‘Larry’ Wilder Jr.

Lawrence D. “Larry” Wilder Jr.’s focus and passion these days is revitalization. The 55-year-old son of former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and retiring Richmond Treasurer Eunice M. Wilder loves his volunteer work as board chairman of the Southside Community ...

VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art to bring artwork to local barbershops, salons

Salons and barbershops have been central communication hubs in African-American communities for as long as they have existed.

8th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival lineup announced

Pat Metheny. Common. Peabo Bryson. Erykah Badu. Joey Alexander. Dave Koz with Larry Graham. The Isley Brothers. David Benoit. TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band.

Black History Museum hosts special closing program for ‘Murry DePillars: Double Vision’

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia is hosting a special closing program for its exhibition, “Murry DePillars: Double Vision.”

Reunion of former Blackwell Junior High School

Alumni of Blackwell Junior High School in Richmond will take a trip down memory lane this weekend at a gala multiyear reunion.

James Madison’s home, Montpelier, to open exhibit on slavery June 5

A big change is coming to Montpelier, the historic home of James Madison, a former U.S. president and a key figure in the development of the U.S. Constitution.

Personality: Samantha Ayres

When Samantha Lynn Ayres began her sophomore year at Richmond Community High School, she found out that she was third academically in her class of 53 students. Knowing she was so close to being at the top of her class, ...

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